Miami-Dade Set To Begin Preparations For Urban Air Mobility Network

Miami-Dade commissioners want the county to begin preparing now for a network of flying vehicles that they say will help relieve traffic in the area.

The flying vehicles will also reduce commute times, and will also have lower noise and energy consumption than the current ground-based system, a county resolution states.

The flying vehicles are expected to be operational in 2026, according to the resolution.

The Urban Air Mobility System will carry both passengers and cargo.

There are now there are over three hundred concepts for Urban Air Mobility aircraft being developed worldwide.

They include electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and hybrid aircraft, for intracity and intercity mobility with varying uses, ranges, speeds, passenger and cargo capacity.

One of the companies that is well advanced into building such aircraft is Archer, which has named Miami as a flagship launch market.

Another partnership between Lilium and Ferrovial has announced plans for vertiports throughout Florida, including Miami and Palm Beach. Palm Beach commissioners recently voted on plans for a vertiport there, according to the SFBJ.

If commissioners approve, the county will create a working group to develop an implementation plan for an Urban Air Mobility System in Miami-Dade.

The resolution is set for a vote by commissioners on November 2.

 

 

 

(photo: lilium)

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Anonymous
1 month ago

“Miami-Dade commissioners want the county to begin preparing now for a network of flying vehicles that they say will help relieve traffic in the area.”… for the 200 people who actually afford to utilize it. How about traffic and transportation solutions for the greater public?

Progress is always great, but this will have a negligible impact for 99%+ of the population.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We can’t even regulate buildings to make sure they don’t collapse in this county.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s not always a regulation issue, rather an enforcement issue.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And the idea that this will relieve traffic is idiotic… Yeah, taking a couple hundred rich people off I-95 is going to solve all our congestion problems

Anonymous
1 month ago

Totally agree. Spot on.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Will somebody help me understand. If these flying vehicles are going relieve traffic, then why are they building an overland suspension bridge that looks like a giant spider is crawling over it and double decking a highway?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yesterday we were talking about 2 billion for a monorail but today it’s flying cars

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s build a flying Metromover and everyone will be happy!

Anonymous
1 month ago

With shore power!

Anonymous
1 month ago

We already have this, they’re called helicopters…hello…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Helloooooooo

Anonymous
1 month ago

And water taxis…

Anonymous
1 month ago

People can barely drive without accidents on the ground, but sure, what could go wrong?

Anonymous
1 month ago

and, self driving cars are just around the corner. *LMAO !!!!!!!

Adrian
1 month ago

so gimmicky.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Welcome to the future

Anonymous
1 month ago

I see the Archer lobbyists are in full attack mode here.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can see this working in less dense areas, but not in the urban core.

Azarius
1 month ago

This is a great idea and will be setting Miami up for the future of tech and transit

Azarius
1 month ago

I wonder how this will impact the airport and the planes leaving as well as our build height limit

Anonymous
1 month ago

Amazing. Didn’t we all want flying cars? Leave the roads to pedestrians and fly away in your “car”😉

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. we now see car wrecks all over this city because a lot of people here can’t drive worthashit, so I can just imagine what a whole lotta people will do in flying cars.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I hope miami pilots to be better than miami drivers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’ll probably buy the driver license from the same ventanita

Anonymous
1 month ago

Steering wheel in left hand, phone in right hand. I see it all the time when a driver nearly runs me over. Some northern states have harsh penalties for mobile device use while driving. Florida needs to follow suit.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Totally agree.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I was in a hit and run with a cell phone using driver and Miami PD literally laughed at me. Said it’s not worth fighting: all the politicians text and drive and will never pass legislation that would be enforced against themselves

Anonymous
1 month ago

Florida do have harsh penalties for those kinds of things but in Miami laws like that don’t get enforced.

Anonymous
1 month ago

what moronic idiots! SMH

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Keep looking at the shiny trinket…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, I’ll bore you tunnels to drive electric cars in that’ll only cost $10,000 a mile to do.

– Elon Musk

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good luck battling with MIA.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look what happen to Kobe Bryant

Anonymous
1 month ago

Awesome. It is a new century- time to turn the page from the automobile

Anonymous
1 month ago

at this point im expecting an article next week telling us they are bring teleportals down to miami lmao

Anonymous
1 month ago

This has less chance of happening then Skyrise.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That SkyRise design was horrible.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, as is this flying cars idea.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The SkyRise was awesome and it will be built. Watch this

Anonymous
1 month ago

The SkyRise idea was cool but the design was horrific.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Than

Anonymous
1 month ago

Whatever happened to those self-driving cars and hyperloop, huh?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Waste of news space.
This will never happen

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, but what about the Everglades highway?

-Rep. Carlos Gimenez

Anonymous
1 month ago

the amount of noise these will generate will automatically have them relegated to places that people dont live. imagine having a helicopter land next to your house or apartment every 5 min. NO ONE is going to want this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Go educate yourself on the topic before sounding like a clown. The noise issue has already been solved. They have electric motors with multiple propellor systems designed to cut into the air without making noise. Go look at JOBY. This is a multi billion dollar industry developing with many companies already gone public.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Whenever someone says “Go educate yourself” you know you’re being sold a line of bull.

Anonymous
28 days ago

His comment isn’t wrong though. It part of the reason why they’ll be able to operate in places where helicopters can’t. They are generally much quieter because most if not all are being designed with electric Motors. That also makes them much cheaper to operate almost right off the bat, making tickets cheap, well way cheaper than a helicopter. Now do I think this will have trouble taking off, yes because of regulations, especially for aircraft.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who needs more Metrorail and Metro Mover when we can have flying buses… bring it on!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Keep paying attention to the shiny trinket… now do everything I say…

Anonymous
1 month ago

We have a Memorandum that contains a Resolution.
Won’t be long now!
#sarcasm

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t worry, just like the Metro Fail and the Orange Bowl, they’ll figure out a way to screw it up for wads of under the table cash.

Anonymous
1 month ago

moishe mana wants to build vertiports in his buildings

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are we fucking joking

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Dade County will do anything not to build an east to west Metrorail